Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Saturday – 12/24/16

The average take of waterfowl at San Jacinto Wildlife Area for Saturday took a nose dive, dropping almost a bird and a half, over Wednesday’s good average numbers under rainy skies that changed to clearing conditions later in the day.  Shovelers bumped up to first place for number of birds harvested with Gadwalls sliding into the second position.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 12/24/16 were as follows:

121 adult and 13 junior hunters bagged 39 Northern Shovelers, 4 Cinnamon Teal, 8 Mallards, 30 Gadwall, 3 Widgeon, 21 Green Wing Teal, 3 Redheads, 1 Canvasback, 12 Ring Necks, 1 Scaup, 4 Bufflehead and 8 Ruddy Ducks. There were no Geese bagged at San Jacinto on Saturday.  There were 12 Coots taken at San Jacinto on Saturday.  This worked out to an average bag of 1.00 ducks per person or, with the Coots figured in, a 1.09 waterfowl per gun average. Out of 52 reservation cards issued 28 arrived on time to claim their blind.

San Jacinto is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays and Saturdays only. You can put in for reservations on-line through the DFW Automated License Data System (ALDS).  Your reservation request has to be to the ALDS system 17 days in advance to get in on the drawing or you can get in on the daily “sweatline” drawing for the remaining blinds after the reservations are taken care of. Reservation spots are given out starting at 3 AM and the “sweatline” drawing is done after that. The ALDS can be accessed through the DFW web site at the below link –

Also, San Jacinto’s 23rd Annual Junior Hunt is coming up on February 4th, 2017.  New state regulations, which went into effect last year, regarding donations for this great event are in effect again this year.  It’s a great cause to donate to as the Junior Hunters are the future of our sport so don’t let a little paperwork keep you from donating. I’ve done it, it isn’t that hard.  Details on the procedures for donating can be found at the below link:

Don’t forget that all licenses and 1 day, 2 day or season passes must be purchased at a DFW Office or a license agent before your arrival at the refuge.  These can be purchased on-line via the ALDS system also, however, you will have to wait for the DFG to mail you the actual licenses and passes which can take up to 15 days.  If you purchase your license and passes in person at a DFW office or license agent you immediately get them without the wait for the mail.  As in past seasons no licenses or passes will be sold at the check stations this season.  You can also show up for an afternoon refill hunt but the last refill is at 2 PM. For more information, contact the staff at San Jacinto at 951-928-0580.

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